Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1911 & 1922.
Two Volume Set. Part 1 With Illustrative Sketches by Roland B. Dixon, P. E. Goddard, William Jones and Truman Michelson, John R. Swanton, and William Thalbitzer. Part 2 With illustrative sketches by Edward Sapir, Leo J. Frachtenberg, and Waldemar Bogoras.
A study of indigenous languages of North America compiled by Franz Boas in two volumes published by the Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology in 1911 and 1922. In his 90pp introduction in Part 1, Boas discusses: Race and language; The characteristics of language; Classification of languages; Linguistics and ethnology; and Characteristic of American languages. Languages explored in the work:
Athapascan (Hupa) by Pliny Earle Goddard
Tlingit by John R. Swanton
Haida by John R. Swanton
Tsimshian by Franz Boas
Kwakiutl by Franz Boas
Chinook by Franz Boas
Maidu by Roland B. Dixon
Algonquian (Fox) by William Jones, revised by Truman Michelson
Siouan (Dakota) by Franz Boas and John R. Swanton
Eskimo by William Thalbitzer
The Takelma language of southwestern Oregon by Edward Sapir
Coos by Leo J. Frachtenberg
Siuslawan (Lower Umpqua) by Leo J. Frachenberg
Chukchee by Waldemar Bogoras
6 x 9-1/4", olive green cloth, vii, 1069pp, v, 903pp.
Bookseller stamp first paste-down endpaper each volume, owner’s name ink stamp first free endpaper each volume, internally clean, moderate edge-wear and rubbing to cloth, bumping to corners of boards, still very good.